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HIGH WINDS DELAY FLIGHTS IN N.Y. CITY

Inclement weather delayed travelers' arrivals and departures Tuesday along the East Coast, slowing traffic by as much as three hours at two of New York City's three major airports, officials said.

Gusting winds delayed arriving flights by an average of one hour and 26 minutes at Newark International Airport, causing some delays of up to three hours and 10 minutes, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The weather in New York was rainy, with low-hanging clouds.

"We're in delays all day," said FAA spokesman Jim Peters, with wind in particular affecting arrivals at Newark from the Northwest and Canada.

Departures at New York's LaGuardia Airport also were slowed, but traffic at John F. Kennedy International Airport was unaffected, said a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which oversees the city's three major airports.

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